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Racial propositions : ballot initiatives and the making of postwar California

Author: Daniel HoSang
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series: American crossroads, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the rest of the US watched, California voters banned public services for undocumented immigrants, repealed public affirmative action programs, and outlawed bilingual education, among other  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel HoSang
ISBN: 9780520266643 0520266641 9780520266667 0520266668
OCLC Number: 539086974
Description: x, 372 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Genteel apartheid" --
"We have no master race" : racial liberalism and political whiteness --
"Racial and religious tolerance are highly desirable objectives" : fair employment and the vicissitudes of tolerance, 1945-1960 --
"Get back your rights" : fair housing and the right to discriminate, 1960-1972 --
"We love all kids" : school desegregation, busing, and the triumph of racial innocence, 1972-1982 --
"How can you help unite California?" : English only and the politics of exclusion, 1982-1990 --
"They keep coming!" : the tangled roots of Proposition 187 --
"Special interests hijacked the civil rights movement" : affirmative action and bilingual education on the ballot, 1996-2000 --
"Dare we forget the lessons of history?" : Ward Connerly's racial privacy initiative, 2001-2003 --
Conclusion : Blue state racism.
Series Title: American crossroads, 30.
Other Titles: Ballot initiatives and the making of postwar California
Responsibility: Daniel Martinez HoSang.

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